The Wichita Police Department is working with bar owners in the city’s Old Town entertainment district to help prevent violent crime.
A report from the City of Wichita shows crime in Old Town hit its peak in 2012, with more than 550 incidents reported. Now, it’s nearly a third of that.
But Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay says a shooting earlier this month, which injured four people outside of the Pandora Night Club on Mead Street, shows that efforts to keep Old Town safe aren’t over.
Ramsay has met with bar owners in the area.